Leticia Camacho

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Boise, ID (Ada County)


Boise State University
Graduate student
Biological Sciences

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Funded by EPSCoR Award:

GEM3 | OIA-1757324

Research Location(s):

southwest Idaho

COUNTIES:  Ada, Elmore

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT(S):  District 22, District 23

Research Statement:

Leticia Marisol Camacho, a master's student in Biological Sciences and participant in the GEM3 program, is among three students from Boise State University (BSU) selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Camacho, an Idaho native who grew up in Boise, Payette, and Kuna, started college at College of Western Idaho and then completed her bachelors in science (B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviors) at BSU. Once she has completed graduate school, Camacho is hoping to work for a government agency such as Bureau of Land Management or Fish and Game in the future, as well as the possibility of being an ecological youth educator who can bring the science of ecology to the classroom.

Research Impact:

Camacho is currently studying Leporids, including black-tailed jackrabbits, which are keystone prey in the sagebrush steppe for predators including Golden Eagles; however little is known about their current distribution or abundance. She is studying black-tailed jackrabbit abundances in the sagebrush steppe and while also assessing optimal survey methodologies, such as the use of unoccupied aerial systems (drones) vs. traditional spotlight methods.